Journal article

Communication Ambassadors-an Australian Social Media Initiative to Develop Communication Skills in Early Career Scientists

Jack TH Wang, Cheryl J Power, Charlene M Kahler, Dena Lyras, Paul R Young, Jonathan Iredell, Roy Robins-Browne

Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 2018

Abstract

Science communication is a skill set to be developed through ongoing interactions with different stakeholders across a variety of platforms. Opportunities to engage the general public are typically reserved for senior scientists, but the use of social media in science communication allows all scientists to instantaneously disseminate their findings and interact with online users. The Communication Ambassador program is a social media initiative launched by the Australian Society for Microbiology to expand the online presence and science communication portfolios of early-career scientists. Through their participation in the program, a rotating roster of Australian microbiologists have broaden..

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